The Cry of the Poor

Tertium Quid – Vol. 3, Issue 4 – By Robert Chronowski – March 19, 2013 (printable version) “The Lord hears the cry of the poor; blessed be the Lord” is a response to Psalm 34 as used in the Mass readings often enough that we all recognize the words. We say or sing those words […]

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(podcast) What is Risk?

Every change brings with it some amount of risk. When Church leaders make financial decisions should they strive to eliminate all risk that their decisions will incur, or is there a level of risk that is acceptable and proper? Patrick O’Meara discusses “risk” in this podcast, answering the following questions: What is risk? When and […]

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Opportunity, Risk and the Hierarchy of Goods in the Economic Order

By Patrick O’Meara Presented: November 19, 2011 — Toruń, Poland — “Higher School of Social and Media Culture” IVth International Congress – Catholics and the Economy: Opportunity and Risk • (printable version) Behold I make all things new (Rev 21:5) So far in this colloquium we have heard from economists and economic actors from five […]

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(podcast) The Changing Revenue Model for Church Finances in Spain

From May 9-13, 2011 O’Meara Ferguson President and Founder Patrick O’Meara travelled to Spain to address a conference of Chief Financial Officers of the dioceses of that country. The conference was organized by the Canon Law faculty of the University of Navarre. In this podcast Pat O’Meara speaks with Fr. Daniel Mahan (who also participated […]

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Seeking God’s Will … Under African Skies

Tertium Quid – Vol. 2, Issue 8 – By Patrick O’Meara – October 3, 2011 (printable version) I write this article as I am flying over the Sudan on a trip that I never imagined I would take. When Pope Benedict’s Caritas en Veritate first came out, I was asked to speak on it around […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – August 2011

The Debt Crisis: A Nice Mess, Indeed The comedian Oliver Hardy was known to wrinkle his nose, purse his lips and proclaim to his partner, Stan Laurel, “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” If Laurel and Hardy were with us today, they might offer similar observations about the current debt crisis in […]

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Is an Endowment Wrong for Catholic Institutions?

Tertium Quid – Vol. 2, Issue 6 – By Carlos R. de Quesada – July 7, 2011 (printable version) Is creating an endowment(1) wrong philosophically, conceptually or practically for a Catholic institution? In this article, I will provide some limited background on opposing views and their rationale and argue that it is well within Christian […]

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(podcast) Philanthropic Strategies in Today’s Economy

This article is featured in our newsletter, Tertium Quid – Vol. 1, Issue 6 On September 20, 2010, O’Meara Ferguson president and founder Patrick O’Meara spoke at the 48th Annual International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference. O’Meara began his talk, Philanthropic Strategies in Today’s Economy, by telling the audience that being in a struggling […]

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Man’s Darkened Reason

Tertium Quid – Vol. 1, Issue 3 – By Patrick O’Meara – May 24, 2010 (printable version) Financial reform and individual responsibility With the Financial Reform bill passing the senate it seems appropriate to frame the debate with a diagnosis of causal relationships for the financial crisis that go beyond the merely technical. Major banks […]

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Tertium Quid: A Third Thing

Tertium Quid – Vol. 1, Issue 1 – March 16, 2010 (printable version) Life and Faith teach us that a thing, especially if its purpose is in praise of God, is always greater than the sum of its parts. This is sometimes difficult to see at first, so God, who knows us so well, chooses […]

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